Comedy superstar #Adam Sandler appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” recently to promote his latest Netflix original #Film, “#Sandy Wexler,” about a talent manager in the 1990s who falls in love with one of his clients. The film features a cameo appearance from everyone who’s anyone, in addition to being actually pretty funny, so unlike his previous Netflix efforts, it’s worth a watch..
DeGeneres asked Sandler if his two daughters, one of whom is eight years old and the other one is ten, ever watch his films, and his answer was surprising. Apparently the girls flip-flop very quickly from being excited to watch them and getting bored of the actual thing.
They start off eager to watch them, but quickly change their minds
Sandler says his daughters “beg” him to let them see his films. Apparently they believe “it’s not fair” that they’re always out in public with him and “people always yell things at (him) on the street” and they don’t get the references or the quotes, so they tell him, “Let me watch your movies.” However, when he does put the films on, it turns into another story.
However, despite their initial eagerness to see the films, Sandler confessed to DeGeneres that his films, including Razzie darlings like “Grown Ups” and “Jack and Jill” and “Pixels,” are unable to captivate his daughters for the entirety of their runtime, or even the entirety of their first act.
He says that only “about twenty minutes” into the films, the girls have usually started “tuning out” and he can “hear them” murmuring to one another, albeit “nervous to say it” directly to their dad’s face, that they want to “watch something else.”
Sandler developing four more films for Netflix
While Sandler has almost finished honouring his four-film deal with Netflix signed in 2014, which has kept him out of cinemas and confined strictly to the streaming service, drawing in a lot of audiences away from the theatrical studios (why go to the cinema when the new Adam Sandler film is already on Netflix?), they’re eager to keep that way, so they’ve given him another four-film deal, which will bring the total to a whopping eight, and don’t expect them to stop there. Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s head of content, says he is the “most global” appeal in all of Netflix content..
Sandler must be loving the Netflix deal, anyway, because they’re giving him the freedom to do whatever he wants, free of notes, and as a creative, like him or not, that must be very liberating. Speaking of which, so far, more critics have pitched their tents in the “not” camp: his first Netflix film, western comedy “The Ridiculous 6,” while becoming the most-watched thing ever on the whole library, was met with a 0% Rotten Tomatoes rating, meaning there wasn’t a single critic who gave it a positive review. Action comedy “The Do-Over” received a slightly warmer reception with 5%, and “Sandy Wexler” this week was somewhat of a third-time-lucky with a relatively stellar score of 43%.